Many Thanks from me and Golden Holden!


Just like its first edition, my 2nd Golden Boy Blogathon was a success and I’m forever thankful to all the great bloggers who participated with articles of top quality! I host a few blogathons, but this one might be my favourite. 😉 Anyway, it’s great to see that Bill is not forgotten today, that he is still loved, admire and, despite his personal problems, respected.

He certainly was one of a kind and, as Emily at The Flapper Dame said, I’m sure he would have been the most handsome 99 years old man!


You might like to know that your articles have all individually been shared, not only on Twitter, but also in a great William Holden Tribute group on Facebook where fans truly appreciated what they read! If you are on Facebook as well, come say hello. We’re nice! 😉

If you still didn’t have the time to publish your article, no worries! I will gladly add it to the roster and promote it on Twitter/Facebook, but well, don’t wait next month either lol because I’ll be in Spain!!

To read all the entries, please click here.

And, once again, a big thanks from me and Bill!


A Golden Weekend for the 2nd Golden Boy Blogathon!

Hey everybody!

So, after two months of waiting patiently for this event, the 2nd Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Celebration is finally here!

It is, of course, my honour to host this event for the second year as I, like many of you I’m sure, am always willing to celebrate the wonderful actor that William Holden was.

The event start today and will end on April 17 , 2017 on Bill’s birthday. Please submit your entry within those dates by commenting on this post or via email at, or Twitter@Ginnie_SP, or by messaging our Facebook page.

Your entry will be included to the roster as you submit it.

If you have a Twitter account, please include your Twitter handle in your submission. That would be great as it will help me to promote your entry!

To the readers (and bloggers) make sure to read all the wonderful entries that were written by these participants of quality. There is a lot of efforts put in our William Holden celebration!


The Holdener’s entries


A big thanks to all the participants. I’m sure William Holden would have been honoured by this collective tribute!

Happy heavenly birthday dear Golden Boy! ❤

And the Winner is… The Philadelphia Story!!

The Wonderful World of Cinema’s Cast (and Crew) Photos Competition is already over, and we have a winner!! Among 50 cast photos, you’ve elected this pic of The Philadelphia Story‘s casting as your favourite one!


I must say you have great tastes, because it is indeed a wonderful pic (and the movie is awesome as well)!!

I’ve told you that I might do something special with the winning pic. Well, I don’t think I will review the movie, because I’ve already done that twice, but I will start by using it as a new banner image! Modern Times has been there for quite some times now, so I think it’s definitely time for a change. And this pic will suit my blog perfectly!

Doing this type of photo contest was something I enjoyed very much ( I hope you did too!) and I’ll try to start another one soon!

Thanks again for voting and congratulation to The Philadelphia Story!


Results for the 4th Round of The Wonderful World of Cinema’s Cast (and Crew) Photos Competition

Our amusing competition is almost over! Only one match/round left! :O Meanwhile, here are the results for the 4th round of the competition.

  • It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World defeats The Wizard of Oz 10/9
  • On the Town defeats The Sound of Music 10/9
  • The Philadelphia Story defeats Little Women 15/2

As you can see, two of these matches were quite tight!

The final match will be posted later today! Thanks to all those who voted! 🙂

Lyndsy Spence’s New Book: These Great Ladies


Prolific author Lyndsy Spence has recently published her new book: These Great Ladies. This author, who’s fascinated with 20th century’s ladies, chose to present us a portrait of eight aristocratic women whose lives can certainly seduce our curiosity. Lyndsy Spence explores the lives of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, Mariga Guinness, Sylvia Ashley (who, interestingly for us, was married to Douglas Fairbanks and Clark Gable), Joan Wyndham, Enid Lindeman, Venetia Montagu, Irene Curzon and Jean Massereene.

Mrs. Spence always knows how to choose original and creative biography subjects. Through her books, she gives life to these personalities that might be a bit forgotten nowadays. We learn a lot from her material, and that is always a great pleasure.

These Great Ladies certainly is a book that sounds highly appealing. If like me, you are curious to read it, you can buy it on Amazon now.

Lyndsy Spence’s other books are The Mitford Girls’ Guide to Life, Mrs. Guinness: The Rise and Fall of Diana Mitford, the Thirties Socialite, Margaret Lockwood: Queen of the Silver Screen, The Mistress of Mayfair: Men, Money and the Marriage of Doris Delevingne, and, of course her annual Mitford Society books that she writes in collaboration with several authors.


She also writes for BBC News Magazine, Social & Personal, Vintage Life, The Lady, and Daily Express.